Melvin E. Roepke, age 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment at a later date at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
Melvin Emil Roepke was born on June 14, 1929, in Stewart, Minnesota. He was the son of Bernhard “Ben” and Lillie (Schiroo) Roepke. Melvin was baptized as an infant on July 7, 1929, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 18, 1943, both at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Fernando, Minnesota. He received his education through the eighth grade at country school in Fernando.
On January 29, 1950, Melvin was united in marriage to Adeline Hoppe at Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Renae, Jeffrey, Bart, and Joy. Melvin and Adeline made their home in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 66 years of marriage until Adeline passed away in 2016.
Melvin was employed as a machinist for Eaton Corporation in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He retired in 1991. Melvin was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, going for walks, and going to the cabin up north with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
Melvin passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, at the age of 93 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Melvin is survived by his:
Children, Renae Ashwill and her husband, Larry of Hutchinson, MN,
Jeffrey Roepke and his wife, Debra of Hutchinson, MN,
Bart Roepke of Hutchinson, MN,
Joy Nunvar of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Tony Ashwill and Angela Stump, Andy Ashwill and his wife, Nicole, Jacob Roepke and his wife, Katie, Erin Hilliard, Ivy Nunvar, Lily Nunvar, Anton Nunvar;
Great-grandchildren, Connor Hilliard, Quinn Hilliard, Camden Ashwill, Jilliann Ashwill, Ledger Ashwill, Jackson Roepke, Grayson Roepke;
Many other relatives and friends.
Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, Bernhard and Lillie Roepke; Wife, Adeline Roepke; Brothers, Willmar, Arnold, Glen, Maynard, and Loren Roepke; Great-grandson, Jude Roepke.